Posted by Haley on September 20, 1998 at 12:49:07:
In response to Hardy and Austen, written by Constanza on September 16, 1998 at 16:15:26
] But then, Austen is an optimist and Hardy a pesimist...Could you imagine what Lizzy's fate would have been if the author had been Hardy?
] She would have married Mr. Collin, he would have turned out to be a bad man, then she would have met Darcy at Rosings and they would have both fell in love and when they had decided to elope together she would have discovered she was pregnant (Mr. Collin's being the father) and so they would have decided not to run away and Mr. Darcy would have married Anne de Bourgh...As regards Jane, she would have died of a broken heart while Bingley became a gamester and a drunkard
] PS: I've discovered a way to deal with Hardy's bitterness... I read Tess on my way to and from work... and treat myself to Georgette Heyer before going to sleep. :-D
Haha! thanks for that amusing illustration! I wonder what the RofP would be like if Austen really had been more like Hardy... I shudder to think!! ;)
I'm not participating in the group read.. as I have no desire to read such a sad book... but I have watched the movie versions, and that is enough for me!! and I really marveled when my sister-in-law told me the other day, how much she loved reading Tess... wow! are there people out there who like to be sad?!? ;)
I prefer to stay on the windy side of care.. ;)
- Staying on the windy side of care... Linda K. 22:24:25 9/20/98 (2)
- Raising teenagers...not for the faint of heart :-) Lea 16:31:28 9/21/98 (1)
- I meant boring & uneventful. That "un" makes a difference nfm :) Lea 16:36:01 9/21/98 (0)
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